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Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation

Objective

Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation – TRANSITION – is a 30-month project that supports the scaling-up of social innovations across Europe by developing a network of incubators which brings together established partners within the fields of social innovation (SI) and innovation-based incubation (IBI). TRANSITION will also provide learning output on which scaling methodologies are most effective in a given region and the level of impact of these methodologies when transferred between regions.

TRANSITION is led by the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN), Europe’s network of innovation-based incubators, and The Young Foundation, a pioneer in the field of SI. Additional partners in the consortium provide a broad geographical spread for the Scaling Centres (in France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain & the UK) and a diversity of approaches to SI and IBI which will ensure a wide range of methodologies will be tested, analysed and shared.

TRANSITION will identify a pool of 300 SIs with the potential for scaling. This sourcing phase will combine 6 widely-promoted 1-day Spark Sessions, with local searches by partners using their own extended networks. From the pool, selected SIs will be given support within the Scaling Centres covering design, financial, legal, social impact value & enhancement, & business coaching to help them scale nationally & internationally. If appropriate, SIs will be passed between Scaling Centres during this process. For example, an Italian SI may find opportunities to work in UK and the two Scaling Centres will jointly provide co-incubation support for the transition.

A final strand of activity will develop a “fast track” Start-ups Lab to rapidly take SIs at the ideas stage all the way through to international implementation within the time scale of the project. It is expected that a small number of SIs identified at sourcing will benefit from such an action, and it provides a further methodology for analysis.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-CDRP-2013-INCUBATORS
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 212 302
Administrative Contact
Robert Sanders (Mr.)

Participants (10)

CENTRE FRANCILIEN DE L'INNOVATION ASSOCIATION*PRICE PARIS REGION INNOVATION CENTRE

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Du Faubourg Saint Antoine 74
75012 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Serge Gadbois (Mr.)
THE YOUNG FOUNDATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 881,50
Address
Victoria Park Square 18
E2 9PF London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomason Stuart (Mr.)
IONAD FORBARTHA GNO TEORANTA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 105 423,50
Address
Galway Technology Centre Mervue
0000 Galway
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Joe Greaney (Mr.)
CHOOSE PARIS REGION
France
EU contribution
€ 105 423,50
Address
11 Rue De Cambrai
75019 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Serge Gadbois (Mr.)
ASOCIACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION DENOKINN
Spain
EU contribution
€ 120 512,50
Address
Calle Intxausti 2
48370 Bermeo Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Javier Riaño (Mr.)
NESTA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 817
Address
58 Victoria Embankment
EC4Y 0DS London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Abigail Freeman (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 362,53
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Tessitore (Mr.)
SEACOOP- SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS AGENCY, CRL.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 37 422,08
Address
Rua Piaget 47 - R/c Esq. - Loja 150 - Adroana
2645-626 Cascais
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Frederico Costa (Mr.)
SOCIAL INNOVATION EXCHANGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 54 302,50
Address
32 Cubitt Street
WC1X 0LR London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Louise Pulford (Ms.)
INNOVAATION OY UUSI TEHDAS

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 46 040,89
Address
Hermiankatu 1
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laura Karppinen (Ms.)